Dr. Baker received her doctoral degree from the University of Nevada, Reno School
of Medicine in 2004. She then entered into a post-doctoral research position at the
University of Texas Health Science Center in Tyler, where she later began teaching
in their Masters of Biotechnology program.
Dr. Baker teaches biochemistry, genetics, cell and molecular biology in both the DO and biomedical sciences programs.
In addition to classroom instruction, Dr. Baker has also trained both master's and DO students in her research laboratory.
PhD, Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
BS, Biology, Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon
Dr. Baker's research is focused on exploring the biochemical pathways associated with
blood coagulation, and includes a variety of molecular and biochemical techniques.
Recently, Dr. Baker has begun research collaborations with other faculty, allowing
her to develop projects in other diverse areas such as neurology and virology.
Huynh, T.T., Baker, K.J., Komiskey, H.L. (2013) Effect of estrogen on manganese-induced toxicity on embryonic astrocytes. Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology, 4, 10A.
Neuenschwander, P.F., Deadmond, K.J., Zepeda, K., Rutland, J. (2012) Correlation of factor IXa subsite modulations with effects on substrate discrimination. Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, 10: 382-389.
Neuenschwander, P.F., Williamson, S.R., Nalian, A., Baker-Deadmond, K.J. (2006) Heparin modulates the 99-loop of factor IXa: Effects on reactivity with isolated Kunitz-type inhibitor domains. J. Biol. Chem. 281, 23066-23074.